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Destin Sparks

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In Oct 2018 I had a nice trip to Kroatia. 2 of my granddaughters were participating in European majonette championship 2018 in Porec.

We enjoyed the shows of course -but I also had interesting visits in the small city of Porec -plus a lovely ferry trip to Rovinj! Both cities were obviously very old -and had fine old parts from way back in time -close to the middle age. I love such parts! 🙂

Follow my travel-album: Kroatia

Also check the slides on my front page as some photos might be put in other albums. 

After reading in the local newspaper about a not very good looking apartment block in Fredrikstad -I went there to have a look. Quite amazing actually as it does seems partly abandoned and ‘decorated’. Not very well maintained either to put it mildly. Seems to be some sort of problem house for the local council as the owner can’t be bothered with it….. 
Not good for the city but still good for my camera. But I found the contrast between that ugly block and the old beautiful house beside it fascinating. 

A parking house near by was also interesting for my lense!

The photos is to be found HERE and HERE.






Isegran is a small ‘corner’ by the Glomma river -in the middle of Fredrikstad city, Norway. A visit there almost never fails -so of course I take a little walk there from time to time. And this day; feb 22 2018 I was real lucky! Discovered a small area I had not seen earlier.. a big boathouse with an old boat wreck -and a small hut outside. Very nice for me and my camera!..)..
Most of the photos here can also be found in other albums.


Some impulsive visits are often the best ones.. like this day when I decided to visit an old, well known area in one of my home towns: Fredrikstad. I discover that it’s both good and important to revisit places you have enjoyed earlier again -as we often see things from another perspective or with ‘new’ experienced eyes 🙂 -Places can change too -more or less. Beside -this old shipyard is soon to be all gone I’ve heard 🙁 -so I will memorize it like this the best I can…. There are also quite a lot of shots from around there in my other albums –Fredrikstad or Industry Fredrikstad # 1 or # 2!


Feb 07:
The same day as under; Jan. 30. -I also wen to the docks in Fredrikstad to catch some winter atmosphere.. Charming boat details is what caught my eye just then -but also the light and frost along the Glomma river..

Follow both my: Fredrikstad # 2  album and my Boats album.


Feb 06:
Driving my wife to the city of Fredrikstad now and then can have it’s advantages.. This morning the light and tones were just right! -and there was also some light mist coming and going… So I actually brought back home a few good shots that day; Jan. 30.

Follow my album: Fredrikstad # 3 for more later on


I talk far too much about my health these days I guess.. but this is a fine place to let some steam out ) .. -as I really thought it was enough to have a bad back preventing me from doing much photo hunting -walking.. But I’m also struggling some bronchitis these days.. heavy breath..
So! -then it’s best to take it easy and check on some oldies -and see if they need some Photoshop brushing up. And I did find some from my trips to China back in 2011!
Uploaded a few today and more will come in this album first:


Ningbo, China

I visited Karlstad in Sweden for the first time in 2012 -then I was back there this year -mainly to watch a great hockey game between Färjestad and Djurgården -an anniversary match actually! -and one fabulous experience it was!! Full arena and a breathtaking atmosphere!! 🙂
But I also managed to sneak some time for a few photos around town.. even though I also this time went with friends..).. Only one for now, but:

My album Karlstad will be updated in the next days with those.


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Misc. street shots as a few more might be added there too.. not sure yet 😉


I’m not build for long walks these days, therefore my close and well known areas will have to do.. and wouldn’t you know! -that not long ago I discovered this small place by the Glomma river; Vaterland -the old part of the city’s east side.
I have seen it from the west side but never thought of going there. Glad I did! Found charming old buildings there and this ‘hut’ etc.
I will put some shots -also later -in:

Fredrikstad # 2

 


Also have a look in:

Man altered / suburban landscapes

-and other albums too later -follow my front page.